Top 5 Considerations when Hiring an App Development Company

Originally posted on 05/28/2019

An app developer shows an in-house team member different parts of the custom app development process.

Whether you’re beginning a new project for a web-based application or making changes to an established app, two tasks will become necessary: creating a roadmap of success and considering barriers that may pop up along the way. Many businesses find the need for help with their app development to increase the user experience. 

As a solutions-oriented marketing support company, Progressive Data Services understands what it takes to build successful mobile and web applications. In order to make sure you get the best out of the company you choose, take a look at the following qualities a mobile app developer should have.

Possess a Complete Business Model

Top your list of qualities for hiring a web application development company based on their business model. Many companies focus on completing a project with no attention on continued support. Make sure to factor in whether you will need this support for your future app to come from the creators of the app or if you can handle it in house. Also, look at the company’s:

  • Final code ownership policy
  • Domains served
  • Offshore, near-shore, or in-house service offering
  • Custom vs. standard work

At Progressive Data Services, our focus is to offer valuable and high-quality solutions that help our customers achieve their business goals and initiatives. Our web developers will choose the right tech stack, ensure the project’s success, and build a powerful and prosperous web application for your business. Additionally, we’re happy to walk you through the back end of your web apps for future training purposes. 

Length and Types of Experience

Experience is a crucial differentiator for web application development companies. Explore a company’s portfolio for relevant past projects—either complete developments or upgrades can both give insights into their process and abilities. Some attributes to look for in the portfolios include coding and its management, development, design, marketing, usability, and programming.

The professional development team at Progressive Data Services has experience deploying applications utilizing major back-end database systems, including Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, and many more. When you work with us, you’ll get the top mobile app development in the Southfield area.

Dedication to Clean Coding

Focus on the completeness of tasks and a company’s ability to consistently produce correct code. The cleaner the content of the code, the easier it will be for you to have another app developer company finish a project if there is a delay or pause for any reason.

A High Standard for Coding Framework

Look for a web application development company with a firm grasp of programming language and each relevant tool the software needs. Again, the more structured and standard the framework of the coding, the easier it will be to maintain so you will save money in the long term. Additionally, the more stable the framework, the more efficiently you will be able to access the applications operating system—components, library, and any tools.


Consider if your business will need a web application development company to offer to lead all steps of the SDLC or software development life cycle. This complete process creates software of the highest quality at the lowest cost within the shortest timeframe—basically, it is the most efficient process. The SDLC process includes the stages of planning, design, building, testing, and development.  

Consider Progressive Data Services for Your Custom App Development

Progressive Data Services, Inc. has been providing marketing and data solutions for businesses since 1995. With a focus on addressing all the app requirements your business needs, our custom web development team ensures the delivery of exclusive functionality to help you streamline workflows and grow. Give us a call today to explore how we can help your business’s apps get to the next level

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